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Upgrading GeForce GTX 560 Budget $700

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September 6, 2013 2:57:44 AM

Hi,
I'm want to upgrade my rig so that it will last a few more years of moderate gaming. But I've never tried to DIY it before.
I currently have a Geforce GTX560 and AMD Phenom II X4 955. I run resolutions of 1920 x 1080 60hz.
I have about 700 to spend, and can split it across GPU and CPU if necessary. Any advice would be much appreciated!
a b 4 Gaming
September 6, 2013 3:37:01 AM

a 7990 is kinda nuts for your cpu and maybe the rest of your habits.

list all hardware. don't forget power supply and motherboard. monitor size and resolution. operating system and games.
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September 6, 2013 4:08:46 AM

swifty_morgan said:
a 7990 is kinda nuts for your cpu and maybe the rest of your habits.

list all hardware. don't forget power supply and motherboard. monitor size and resolution. operating system and games.


Ah, right. Sorry. Full list:
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Power supply:
Altec 520
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 671MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-78LMT-S2P (Socket M2)
Monitor:
BenQ GW2750H (1920x1080@60Hz)
GPU:
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (CardExpert Technology)
Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (SATA) 31 °C

Thanks for helping!
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a b 4 Gaming
September 6, 2013 4:31:32 AM

link the power supply. comes up as docking station junk for me.
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September 6, 2013 4:38:05 AM

Have a look here:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
Maximum upgrade would be a GTX760/HD7950 class, any higher is going to be noticeably held back by the CPU while a step down to the GTX660/HD7870 class would probably be a better fit for the current processor.
For 'moderate' gaming I would not advise a change of CPU/MB?RAM, look instead into overclocking.

EDIT: Swifty_Morgan, same here on the PSU, looks like it'll be a good idea to invest <>$70 on a decent replacement.
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September 6, 2013 5:44:24 AM

coozie7 said:
Have a look here:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
Maximum upgrade would be a GTX760/HD7950 class, any higher is going to be noticeably held back by the CPU while a step down to the GTX660/HD7870 class would probably be a better fit for the current processor.
For 'moderate' gaming I would not advise a change of CPU/MB?RAM, look instead into overclocking.

EDIT: Swifty_Morgan, same here on the PSU, looks like it'll be a good idea to invest <>$70 on a decent replacement.


Thanks all. Looks like good advice. Time to get a new power supply too I guess...
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September 6, 2013 5:55:48 AM

you have enough power supply. put a 2gig 7870 or 7950 on it. forget everything else short of building a new platform.
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